Elias Cook PT, DPT, OCS, Cert MDT, TPS, Cert Schroth (C1) (Clinic Director/Partner)
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Eastern Washington University
Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education
Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (Cert MDT)
Schroth Scoliosis C1 (Cert Schroth)
Therapeutic Pain Specialist (TPS)
Chronic Pain Treatment
McKenzie Spine Treatment
Scoliosis Evaluation and Treatment
American Physical Therapy Association
Over the past few years of physical therapy practice, Elias has gravitated toward a further interest in spine care. His background in education from the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) helped to develop his hands-on skills. He followed that with an educational certification from the McKenzie Institute which taught him a means of diagnosing and treating patients that is very much focused on patient independence. More recently he has begun studying the biomechanics of scoliosis and treatment based on the Schroth method.
In addition to spine pain, he has an interest in chronic pain. He participated in course work from the International Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI) which revolutionized his understanding of pain processing and treatment for chronic pain conditions. This has been some of the most applicable course work he has participated in as it applies to all pain, even though the application is more focused on chronic problems.
Elias enjoys boating and camping in the summer with his family (wife and 5 children). He is also working with his family on building a small scale farm and growing a small orchard with about 20 fruit trees. When he does come by some free time, which is rare, he tries to expand his woodworking skills.
@ KPT since 2012